Molinare have just completed the 2011 Live Daily HD Transmissions of the Tour de France to ITV4 and ITV4HD, broadcasting all of the best action from the biggest event in the international cycling calendar.
During the course of the 23 days of programming, Molinare transmitted for over 80 hours live to ITV4 and ITV4HD. All of the programs were shown on ITV4 and ITV4 HD and consisted of a daily 150 minute live transmission followed by the daily highlights program.
The satellite feeds were downlinked from the Molinare rooftop, relayed to a Gallery on the Mezzanine floor where commentary was mixed and graphics added and then presented to ITV4 and ITV4HD from MCR. The facility was purpose-built this year, with the Mezzanine floor wiring, a new Machine Room and a rebuilt HD MCR.
Molinare are very proud to have been able to bring the Tour de France live and in high definition to viewers throughout the UK and are also indebted to our engineers and runners who worked around the clock to help complete the new facility which enabled us to broadcast this major sporting event.